1st Reading: Acts 2:1-11.  Resp. Psalm: Psalm 104:1.24.29-31.34. R/. Lord, send forth your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.  2nd Reading: Galatians 5:16-25.  Gospel Acclamation: Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful; and kindle in them the fire of your love. Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:12-15.

MUSIC MINISTRY TRAINING WORKSHOP: The Centre for Pastoral development will present training for those involved in music Training on Saturday, 18th May at the Cathedral from 09:00 – 11:30. The workshop will be led by Dale de Windt.

CATECHISM PROGRAMME MEETING: There will be a meeting for all parents/guardians of children in the Cathedral Catechism Programme on Sunday 19th May in the parish centre at 08h30.

ZIMBABWEAN CHOIR PRACTICE:   On Sunday, 19th May from 12h00 – 16h00 the Zimbabwean Choir will have a practice session in the Parish Hall.

SECOND COLLECTION:  On the 25-26th May there will be a Second Collection in aid of Priests’ Sick Fund. Please collect your envelopes which are available at the entrance of the church.

YOUTH DAY CELEBRATION:  On Monday, 17th June at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne.  Starting with Mass at 10h00, follow by activities and treats until 13h00.  Parishes must register via the link.

APPLICATION INVITATION: Those men who are interested in putting their application in for the Permanent Diaconate Formation Programme 2024.  Please see notice board for further information or speak to Fr Robert.

RETROVAILLE (A Lifeline for Married Couples):  No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.  Next programme date from 13-15th September 2024.  For more information See Poster on Notice Board or to register:, or +27 71 299 7028. 

CLERGY ANNOUNCMENTS:  Funeral arrangements for Fr. Ivanhoe Allies.  The Requiem Mass for Fr. Ivanhoe Allies are as follows: Thursday 23 May 2024 with Mass at 11h00, Tributes from 10h15 to 10h50, 10 minutes of silent preparation for Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne. Kindly keep the family of Fr. Ivanhoe in your prayers at this time of grief. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

To be said after Holy Communion:

O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine! All praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment thine. (X3)

Prayer for the 2024 Elections:

Lord, we the people of South Africa, thank and praise you for your inexhaustible love and the graces of healing and peace you offer to us as a Nation.

As we prepare for the election, send us your Holy Spirit, to form our consciences according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that we may choose leaders who aspire for the common good of our Nation.

We are always thankful to all those who contribute financially each week.Please prayerfully consider making a donation as it does benefit our parish in many important ways. You are also welcome to use SnapScan to make a donation.

Banking details:    Standard Bank Name:  St Marys Cathedral/Current Account Branch code:   020 909Account number: 071 564 780 

As we continue to journey through the Easter season, today’s Gospel reminds us of Jesus’ profound call to love one another. In a world often divided by differences, let us heed His words and strive for unity. Just as branches are connected to the vine, we are interconnected in our shared humanity. Through love, we find strength, compassion, and the power to overcome any obstacle. In our interactions this week, let’s reflect on how we can embody Christ’s love in our words and actions, fostering unity and harmony wherever we go.  May the love of Christ unite us all as we continue to grow in faith and service.

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